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Don Watson

Record type: Motorsport Biographies

Biography: Age 21, Donald Edward Watson comes from Torquay, but is employed as a mechanical engineer in the research department of a large Manchester firm. He has been racing for two seasons, his first success being at last Easter's Thruxton meeting when he won the 350 c.c. non-experts race; he has also scored second places at Oulton Park and Prees Heath.

His machine is a 1958 model, which was ridden by Alan Trow on that year's Junior T.T. It then passed to Peter Bettison in whose hands it achieved, and still holds, the absolute track record on the "long" Thornaby circuit. Hobbies: "Can't afford any." Ambition: "To become sufficiently competent to join the Continental Circus." (TT Special, 7 September 1961, p.18)

Competed in

1964 Senior TT162:27:24.8092.15Norton
1964 Junior TTRNorton
1963 Junior TT112:42:12.6083.75Norton
1962 Junior MGP172:43:39.0083.01Norton
1961 Junior MGP52:54:43.0077.75Norton


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